June 12, 2003

Neuheisel Out

University of Washington Football Coach Rick Neuheisel will be fired today, after it was revealed he bet in a NCAA basketball tournament pool. Neuheisel joins Mike Price and Larry Eustachy as high profile coaches fired this spring for "conduct unbecoming".

For me, this is notable mostly because UW is the opening game opponent for the defending National Champ OSU Buckeyes this Fall. There's no love lost for Neuheisel in this corner. He has worn out his welcome with NCAA rules violations or "walked" on contracts for greener pastures a few too many times in his career for me to feel sorry for him.

For strictly partisan reasons, I hope this event has more of a distracting effect on the Huskies team than a motivating one, come August 30 in the Horseshoe.

Ivan Maisel says it's a raw deal.

UPDATE: 6/15; Neuheisel decides to fight for his job.

Posted by dan at June 12, 2003 12:40 PM